Sunday, March 16, 2014
Red clover is a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, vitamin C. and rich sources of isoflavones. It has been used to treat or help with: cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, asthma and bronchitis (because it is an expectorant), an antispasmodic, a diuretic, it cleanses the liver and the blood, and helps with cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels. It is also used to treat: psoriasis and eczema, acne, colds, digestion, flatulence, infections, infertility, lymphatic swelling, piles, helps relieve menopausal symptoms, prostate health, and sore throats. There a variety of preparations for red clover such as; tinctures, teas, dried extracts, capsules, tablets, liquid extract, and ointments for topical applications. Red Clover Tea is typically made by adding 1 tablespoon of dried or fresh clover flowers to a cup of hot water. It is recommended to be taken three times a day.
Basic Red Clove Tea
1 cup dried red clover blossoms 2 tablespoons mint 4 cups water honey to sweeten Pour hot boiling water over red clover blossoms and dandelion leaves. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, strain and sweeten to taste.
½ to 1 cup of dried red clover is put into a 1 quart mason jar. Pour 1 quart of boiled water in over the herbs until it fills to the top of the jar. Put a lid on the jar and Let steep at least 8 hours or overnight. Strain as needed, leaving the herbs in the infusion to continue steeping until all the tea is gone.
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